Ireland Basinger-Baldwin Accused of Looting During Malibu Fire
The eldest daughter of actors Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger is speaking out after an upsetting incident in Malibu on Saturday amid the raging fires.
Ireland Basinger-Baldwin, 23, tweeted on Sunday that she’d been accused of looting when she tried to gather a few things from her Malibu home after evacuating last week.
“Yesterday I spent all day long trying to get back to my place in Malibu to gather a couple of my things before the winds were expected to pick back up,” Basinger-Baldwin began. “An officer at a back way entrance to one of the main canyons that take you over to Malibu stopped us and refused to let us in because I don’t have my Malibu address on my ID,” she continued.
According to Ireland, the officer then began threatening the model.
“Not only was he a d—k, but he had 0 compassion and he literally accused us of being looters and threatened us that we were going to be arrested if we kept giving him trouble,” she wrote. “I understand that he was doing his job, but in times like this when people are losing loved ones and losing their homes, the least you can do is show compassion and be as kind as you can even if you can’t help them.”
Basinger-Baldwin then revealed that her mother had sadly lost her home to the Southern California blaze.
“So many friends and friends and family of friends are losing everything they own in these fires. My mom and her partner lost their Malibu home in the #Woolseyfire and thankfully, they are both safe.
The Oscar-winning actress is among a growing list of celebrities whose homes have been destroyed by the fires sweeping across Southern California. Miley Cyrus, Neil Young, Robin Thicke, and Gerard Butler have all confirmed that their homes did not survive the blaze.
Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the devastation in California right now.